Philip R. Craig wrote a very popular series of novels set on Martha’s Vineyard and this mystery is Book 12 of 19 in Craig’s Martha’s Vineyard Mystery Series. Vineyard Enigma is narrated by retired policeman J. W. Jackson. Jackson finds himself involved in a search for two ancient soapstone eagles that are collector’s items from Africa. Since Martha’s Vineyard is home to rich art collectors, there’s a very good chance the stone eagles are nearby.
Then a corpse is found without a head (dubbed “The Headless Horseman”). And J. W. Jackson finds the body of an art dealer. Someone takes a shot at J. W. (but fortunately for the series, they miss). If you’re in the mood for a mystery with lovely local scenery and intelligent detection, I recommend this volume in Philip R. Craig’s Martha’s Vineyard series. Perfect book for the beach! GRADE: B